INSPIRATION: Homemade Finger Food Ideas

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So, you want some homemade finger food ideas? If it’s new and inspiring baby and toddler finger food recipes you need, then you’ve come to the right place.

We recently asked our fabulous One Handed Cooks community on Facebook for inspiration << join us today.

“What’s your baby or toddler’s favourite homemade finger food?”

100+ Finger Food Ideas 

(Click through to find more links to more recipes) 


  • Steamed soft vegetables: pumpkin, sweet potato, carrot, broccoli, cauliflower
  • Soft, ripe fruits: pear, banana, strawberries, blueberries
  • Avocado
  • Toast fingers
  • Soft, boiled small pasta e.g. penne pasta
  • Crustless sandwiches with smooth, soft fillings: avocado, cream cheese, hummus
  • Peeled cucumber sticks
  • Cheese sticks or slices
  • Rice rusks and mini rice cakes

Note: the current Infant Feeding Guidelines recommend foods with a high risk of choking such as whole nuts, seeds, raw carrot, celery sticks and chunks of apple should be avoided for the first 3 years as their size and/or consistency increases the risk of choking.  It is also advisable to always supervise your children while they are eating to prevent choking. 

More on finger foods: 

The importance of finger foods

Spoon refusal

10 great finger foods for fussy eaters

The tasting plate

Harry’s favourite finger foods  

Playing with food 

Getting messy with food 


More INSPIRATION posts: 

40+ Legume ideas 

20+ nutritious homemade soups for winter

25+ nutritious egg meals for the family

50 family meals for the freezer

30 things you can make in a muffin tin

Refreshing foods for a hot summers day 

30 fussy eater tips and tricks 

20 ways with leftover bolognese 

40 snack ideas for a healthy lunchbox 

35 healthy portable snacks for kids 

18 healthy biscuit ideas 

20 ways with tofu 

20 fresh and healthy smoothie ideas 

15 minute meals 

50 baby puree ideas 

35 vegetarian inspired recipes 

25 salad ideas 

25 pasta favourites 

25 ways with fish

20 chicken finger food ideas 

25 ways with beef mince 

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  1. posted by Leanna Long on November 6, 2014

    Love these ideas! As a Holistic Family Coach I see how many parents struggle with getting their kids to eat healthy. I know how important it is to start get them eating healthy at an early age and encourage my clients to do the same. In today’s world parents often falter due to lack of time and what is convenient, buying packaged/pre-made toddler foods seems easier than preparing homemade options. Having a list like this adds back in almost the same level of convenience. This will be a handy tool to give parents to use. Thanks! check out my new post on how baking is a great way to teach patience.


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